A university is a society of brighter-than-average men and women learning, teaching, thinking, living and dreaming. To find out just what’s happening on a typical day in such a community, one Thursday last April a team of 15 Maclean's reporters descended unannounced on the University of Toronto, buttonholed more than 100 people and asked, “What are you doing today?” Their answers produced this revealing glimpse of the wide variety of experience that makesBy C. P. Snowland25 min
Why has it grown so quiet? Where are the fiery student crusades, the social-protest marches, the hymns of revolt of just a few years ago? Gone. But the campus war goes on—now a subtler, more sophisticated struggle, not just for passing causes, but for a new balance of power within the nation. In this special 11-page report, Maclean's takes a hard look at the new campus and its problems, pays a surprise call on students and faculty, and casts an appreciative eye on its turned-on fashionsBy DOUGLAS MARSHALL20 min
IMPOSSIBLE — it can’t happen to you! Then you are alone with secret fears in an anxious, inner world that can’t be reached, or understood, even by those who want to help you most. It’s a world I know: I was thereBy JEANN BEATTIE17 min
Look, who promoted, gabbed and ballyhooed football into Canada’s only real national sport? Annis Stukus. So who’s going to bulldoze Vancouver into the National Hockey League? Take it from him: Big StukeBy Allan Fotheringham14 min
...or a balloon, or a cloud, or gas...or maybe just a neurotic delusion. What ever it is, a lot of Canadians think they’ve seen something like it. And now some pretty skeptical scientists figure that, before UFO-spotting becomes a national mania, it’s time they proved all those kooky saucer-sighters wrong — or rightBy JON RUDDY14 min
32 INTERVIEW: RAP BROWN PHIL FORSYTH-SMITH, IAN ADAMS
The man in the manacles is H. Rap Brown, who’s scaring hell out of white America by suggesting that when black people get shot at, they should shoot back. This is the first full-scale interview he has given to a white reporter. Read on, honkeyBy PHIL FORSYTH-SMITH13 min
The challenge: to be the first to fly the Atlantic. The prize: £10,000. The route: Newfoundland to Ireland. The year: 1919. And there to describe the glorious adventure in florid prose, a diminutive cub reporter named Joe SmallwoodBy RICHARD, SANDRA GWYN13 min
PROLOGUE: Senator Wallace McCutcheon's bid for the Conservative Party leadership ended when he got 76 votes on the second ballot. He leaned forward in his seat in the reds on the east side of Maple Leaf Gardens and reached across a row and shook hands with Robert Stanfield.By JON RUDDY12 min
Bricks and mortarboards do not a university make. It’s the scholars and the quality of their scholarship. Here’s how you can tell the best of Canada’s 50 universities from the restBy C. WELLINGTON WEBB11 min
The story you want is part of the Maclean’s Archives. To access it, log in here or sign up for your free 30-day trial.
Experience anything and everything Maclean's has ever published — over 3,500 issues and 150,000 articles, images and advertisements — since 1905. Browse on your own, or explore our curated collections and timely recommendations.WATCH THIS VIDEO for highlights of everything the Maclean's Archives has to offer.